The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

The School Newspaper of Urban School of San Francisco

The Urban Legend

Illustration credit: Emily Loyola.

Where did “Modern American Lit” and “Faulkner” go?

Ella Steere, Staff writer May 3, 2023

Modern American Literature (MAL) and Faulkner, two English classes that Urban has offered since the ‘90s, are being temporarily removed from the curriculum.  Many factors that contributed to the...

Illustration credit: Morgan Bandy.

Junot Diaz and his novel “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” re-spark controversy

Maya Campbell, Editor in Chief, Online November 30, 2021

While the due date for final essays on Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” grew near, students of the Modern American Literature class debated whether or not to read the next assigned book: Junot Díaz’s...

Unknown individual placing book back on shelf of Alexandria library. By Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

English department pulls two Junot Díaz stories from sophomore curriculum six months after sexual misconduct allegations

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor March 27, 2019

Nearly seven months after multiple sexual misconduct allegations came out against him, two of author Junot Díaz’s short stories, “Drown” and “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl,...

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